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Send a test email to myself

You’ve created your campaign and you want to see how it looks. Send a test mailing to yourself.

  1. If you haven’t already, log in to your Email Marketing account. (Need help logging in?)
  2. On the Campaigns page, do one of the following:
    • While in Edit mode in the composer screen, click the Preview button.
      Click the Preview button
    • When you’re not in Edit mode, click the thumbnail on the campaign you want to use.
      Click the thumbnail
  3. At the bottom of the page, click Send a test.
    Click the more stats button
  4. Verify your email address, and click Send test.
    Click the more stats button

You can’t send a test mailing to and from the same email address. You might need to change the email address for this test. For more information, see Troubleshoot sending a test and not receiving it.

5. Check your email inbox to view the test mailing.

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Google Analytics Link Tracking Generation

How do you generate the proper Google Analytics UTM parameters (also called UTM codes) in your emails? Email Marketing Google Analytics Addon does this automatically, for you!

After you type in your domains, Email Marketing thoughtfully writes the appropriate parameters into all URLs in your campaign. Those variables hook into your Google Analytics account.

To find out more about viewing campaigns statistics in Google Analytics, click here. For setup help, go here.

Related Topics:

Getting Started with Google Analytics in your Emails
Where Do I View My Campaign Analytics?
Can I Share My Stats?


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Finding your mailings in Google Analytics

Google analytics

The best way to view your Google Analytics metrics is in your GA account. Email Marketing automatically writes all of the UTM parameters into your email links. So how do you know which variables are associated with your emails? Follow along!

To find your Campaigns in Google Analytics:

Log in to your Google Analytics account. Once you’re logged into GA:

  1. Click on Acquisition
  2. Select Campaigns
  3. You should see your individual email campaigns listed there.

The link tracking focuses on:

  • The Campaign: an individual email campaign (tagged with your email’s subject line)
  • The Source: Email Marketing
  • The Medium: Email

Please keep in mind: It can take 24 hours for the stats to show up.

Related Topics:

Google Analytics In Your Campaigns
Google Analytics Link Tracking Generation
Can I Create Lists From Stats?

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Do you need the Signup IP addon?

Most users won’t need to capture the IP of every signup. If you’ve had an issue with spammy signups in the past, or your business simply calls for an extra level of documentation, then the Signup IP add-on is right for you.

The regular signup timestamp, that’s collected by default, is usually enough for most other users. But, it can’t ever hurt to have an extra level of detail in your record-keeping, if you feel you need it, at all.

Refer here, for instructions on how to set up the Signup IP add-on feature.

And here’s more information about signup forms in general.

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Google Analytics Addon

Google Analytics is a free service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to your website.

The Email Marketing integration automatically generates link tracking so you can see extactly how your email campaigns work together with your website.

You’re already able to see how many of your contacts clicked through to your website thanks to tracking. By utilizing Google Analytics, you can see how long they stayed, what they clicked on, which pages they read, and where they went from there.

To Get Started with the Google Analytics Add On:

  1. Click on the Addons menu, and select Add more.
  2. Find the Google Analytics option, and turn it on.
  3. Then click Go set it up.
  4. Click Add a domain and enter the url that is linked to your Google Analytics account. Repeat per domain if you have more than one.
  5. Click Save changes when you’re done.Click Add Domain to link your domain Google Analytics to Mad Mimi
  6. If you want to see your conversion value display in your stats, you can also use the Activate ecommerce conversion analytics button, to link your Google Analytics account even more.Conversions will appear alongside the rest of the regular stats.Google Analytics Conversion Value in StatsNow you’re fully integrated 🙂 We take care of the rest (provided you already have a Google Analytics account set up).

To learn more about viewing your Google Analytics metrics, look here.

Please Test, Before you Send!

When you enable Google Analytics, the function will add unique parameters to your link redirect URL. There are some sites out there that just don’t play nice with these changes. So, sending a test email to yourself, before sending the mass mailing, is SUPER IMPORTANT!

If you send yourself a test, and those hyperlinks aren’t working, don’t worry! There is a simple test that you can try.

The link redirect that you have, will look something like this:

http://your-domain.com?utm_source=Email Marketing&utm_content=xxx….

Copy this URL, and delete everything from “utm_source” forward, so you’re left with just up to the “?” – try just this first part of the URL. If that works, then there’s a problem with your site and the Google Analytics parameters. If it doesn’t work, then check that your domain is entered correctly into the Google Analytics addon. If you’re sure it’s entered correctly, then the problem is actually just with your domain.

Related Topics:

How To View Email Campaign Google Analytics
GA Link Tracking Generation
How Do I View My Click Through Rate and Other Details?
Can I Share My Stats?

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Signup IPs Addon

The Signup IPs addon posts an IP address for all signups through any Email Marketing form.

signup ips add on

The IP address is also captured for all confirmation clicks. This is the link that gets sent to your subscriber, if your form is set to double opt-in. You can find the IP info for each contact on the member details page:

signup ip, details show here

Of course, these details are also included in your subscribers export files.

Activate the Signup IP addon by clicking on the Addons menu at the top of the page. Then click on Add more and scroll until you see that option. Turn it on and you’re all set!

Click here if you’re not sure if the Signup IP addon is right for you.

Related Topics:

What Are Webforms?
How Do I Export A List
How Do I Edit Contact Details?

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Troubleshooting links not working

If your links in your campaigns aren’t working, here are a few things to check.

IssueTry this
Extra http
or
Typo in link
or
Missing link reference
This is the #1 reason most links aren’t working. Links use the markdown formatting of [Link display text](http://linkURL.com)
Look at your broken link in the composer, and make sure that everything in the rounded parentheses is a complete and correct link URL, with no extra “http”.Copy everything in the parentheses, and paste it into a web browser, to make sure it’s working.More info on adding links to text and images.
Google Analytics problemsIf you have Google Analytics integrated, it will add a whole bunch of extra parameters to your links, to look something like this:

http://linkURL.com?utm_source=Email Marketing&utm_content=xxx…

Copy only the first part, up to the ?, and paste that into a browser. If it works that way, there’s a problem with your Google Analytics set up.

See more info on setting up the Google Analytics addon.

It’s very smart to give all links a quick test before you send the email to others. You can do this in the Preview screen, and by sending yourself a test email.

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Turn on the “View on web” option

Occasionally, the campaign thumbnail image might not appear on your Campaigns page. In place of the thumbnail, you’ll see this image:
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To see the thumbnail image, you’ll need to turn on the View on web option in the Campaign Tweaks Add-on.

  1. If you haven’t already, log in to your Email Marketing account. (Need help logging in?)
  2. Click Edit on the campaign you want to use.
    Click the more stats button
  3. From the Add-ons menu, select Tweaks.
    Click Tweaks

The View on web option is set to Hide.

Your Campaign Tweaks

4. To display the web link on the campaign page, select another option, such as the Top, Bottom, or Both.
5. Click Save changes.

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Add a web link macro in my custom HTML campaign

Occasionally, the campaign thumbnail image might not appear on your Campaigns page. In place of the thumbnail, you’ll see this image:
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To see the thumbnail image, you’ll need to add a web link macro to the custom HTML campaign you created.

  1. If you haven’t already, log in to your Email Marketing account. (Need help logging in?)
  2. On the Campaigns page, click Edit on the custom HTML campaign you want to use.
  3. Place your cursor in the campaign where you want to add the web link.
  4. In the right side bar, under Your HTML Tools, click the arrow next to View on the web.
    The following HTML code is inserted into the campaign:Click the more stats button
  5. Change the paragraph text to describe the web link.

Do not make any changes to the web link macro: [[web_link]].

More info